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Be Ready in Cary with ReadyWake

In times of emergencies, the Town of Cary understands the importance of timely and accurate communication. Residents, employees and business owners in both the Wake and Chatham County portion of Cary are encouraged to visit to elect to receive real-time notifications from Cary Town government. 

By registering with ReadyWake, the Town will be able to notify you via your preferred means of contact—phone, text and email—when there is an imminent threat to life, health and property. Examples include but are not limited to: hazmat situations, urgent information related to police, fire or public health and urgent utility information like boil water notices. 

Questions about the system functionality or troubleshooting the registration process should be directed to Wake County Emergency Management at (919) 856-6480. The Town of Cary may test its portion of ReadyWake once annually in September in accordance with National Disaster Preparedness Month; activations also count as a test.

To register online and to protect personal information, users must have an email address. Don’t have an email address? Download, print and return this form to the Town Manager’s Office at Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy Street.

View news releases from Town Hall for the latest information, or subscribe to receive news via email. 

In times of inclement weather, reserve 911 for imminent threats to people or property; call 311 or (919) 469-4012 to report non-emergencies. Other essential phone numbers:

Inspections & Permits Customer Service

311 or (919) 469-4046

Power Outages: Duke Energy Progress


Power Outages: Apex Electric

(919) 249-3531 or (919) 362-8661 after 5 p.m.

Public Transportation: GoCary

(919) 481-2020

Public Works & Utilities

Downed trees in street or public property, high water in street, report icy spots, downed power lines, sewer spill, water main repair, trash/recycling questions, potholes

311 or (919) 469-4090

School Closings: Wake County Public Schools System

(919) 850-1600

School Closings: Chatham County Schools

(919) 542-3626

Streetlight Repairs and Outages


Telephone/Cable: Spectrum


Telephone/Cable: AT&T


Town Programming: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

Or, call the facility where the program is scheduled

(919) 469-4061

Town of Cary Public Information Line

(919) 469-4000

Quick Reference Links

Be Prepared: Warm Weather Tips

Be Prepared: Cold Weather Tips

Wake County Emergency Management

Chatham County Emergency Management

Three-Day Disaster Supply Kit Checklist

Make a Family Emergency Communication Plan

Emergency Planning for Functional Needs

Emergency Planning for Seniors

Emergency Planning Activities for Children

Emergency Planning for Pets

Wake County Shelters and Chatham County Shelters

RDU Airport Status

ReadyNC Website and App

Cary Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

National Weather Service

American Red Cross (Eastern NC Chapter)

Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant